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Miss Steele Shines

Miss Steele Shines

Jun 29, 2013

Early in the straight it looked like being a hard luck story for the promising Miss Steele, but when the gap opened close to home in the Sportingbet Handicap, the attractive grey was quick to take it. And she showed good acceleration as she dived through, drawing clear late ...

Making His Mark

Making His Mark

Jun 26, 2013

A former New Zealander who made a winning debut for the stable at Ballarat last spring, four-year-old St Mark was back to his best at only his second run this campaign - at Sandown on Wednesday recording a tough victory over 1800m. Catching the eye when finishing on well for ...

Fantastic Faltastic

Fantastic Faltastic

Jun 25, 2013

Aided by a daring mid-race move, the talented Faltastic was in winning form at only his second start for the stable. Settling at the rear off a tardy start in 2056m event at Werribee on Tuesday, the lightly raced five-year-old took off before the turn – scooting wide ...

Nesbo defies tough run

Nesbo defies tough run

Jun 24, 2013

It was an impressive performance by Nesbo to salute at his Cranbourne debut on Sunday, the three-year-old doing it tough from an outside gate but finding the line in determined fashion. Drifting back - caught wide throughout, the promising bay was travelling sweetly coming ...

Gold Too Slick

Gold Too Slick

Jun 22, 2013

Former Queensland mare Goldslick has proven herself an honest performer since joining the stable late last year but the four-year-old has so often run into trouble in her races. "She has run well every time for us," Michael Kent said, "but she has not had much ...

Dashing Danestroem

Dashing Danestroem

Jun 21, 2013

Having only her third start for the stable, tough filly Danestroem recorded her second win for us when saluting in strong fashion at Ballarat on Thursday - the second leg of our winning double. Winning by a couple of lengths first up at Cranbourne in late May, the daughter ...

Sally salutes

Sally salutes

Jun 21, 2013

Thursday was a good day at the office with our staff braving the cold conditions at Ballarat - rewarded with a winning double by the tough gallopers Gold Heist and Danestroem. A filly who has always shown good natural ability, Gold Heist first caught the eye with second at ...

Link To A Legend

Link To A Legend

Jun 15, 2013

Having run such a great race with little luck at his Sale debut late last month, it was no surprise that Stay Ahead had so many supporters at Seymour on Saturday - the promising three-year-old sent out an odds-on favourite in the 1209m maiden. And he did not let his ...

A Vintage Performance

A Vintage Performance

Jun 03, 2013

It is always encouraging to see a talented horse make natural improvement from his first preparation to his next and that is just what the promising Vintage Lad - easy winner at Ballarat on Sunday - has done. Slowly away and green when debuting with a Pakenham eighth back in ...

A Great Day At The Office!

A Great Day At The Office!

May 27, 2013

Not only did we saddle up a treble from the first four races at Cranbourne on Sunday - but we were able to cheer on winning full siblings, a rare feat! Kicking off our successful day was Stroemsky (pictured) who, at only his second start for the stable, could not have been ...

Rushing To Victory

Rushing To Victory

May 19, 2013

Home-bred victories are always special ones so congratulations to Max Smart on the convincing win recorded by Rushworth at Werribee on Saturday. Hunting up to get a good run behind the leaders along the rails, Rushworth was well handled by stable apprentice Jake Bayliss who ...

Patience Rewarded

Patience Rewarded

May 17, 2013

Patience is a key factor to the success of our stable and we were pleased to see the connections of Belmaison rewarded for their's at Bendigo on Thursday. A slow-maturing five-year-old who has always shown good natural ability - but who has just needed plenty of time, ...

Pyrrolic licks them!

Pyrrolic licks them!

May 16, 2013

The stable's great strike rate with juveniles continued at Sandown on Wednesday when promising colt Pyrrolic recorded a convincing debut victory. Always travelling well for Glen Boss, the home-bred for Dr Gregory Anderson put on display an excellent turn of foot to race ...

Tac De Boistron heads to Warrnambool

Tac De Boistron heads to Warrnambool

Apr 29, 2013

From Racing Victoria... While he failed to show his best in two starts during the Spring Racing Carnival, connections of French import Tac De Boistron are hoping he can return to his best in Thursday’s Listed $200,000 Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m). The 60kg ...

Hunting down a Caulfield double

Hunting down a Caulfield double

Apr 28, 2013

Saturday was a terrific one for the stable – our clients cheering on two extra smart winners at Caulfield whilst Epingle ran a great race in Group 2 company in Adelaide. Unfortunately held up at a vital stage, Epingle really got going late to run an eye-catching fourth ...

Black Type boys!

Black Type boys!

Apr 26, 2013

The stable looks forward to the spring and beyond with several nice staying types in good form of late - two of whom in particular look great prospects for the future. Philippi - runaway winner of the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes - was a gallant second in the Gr.1 Australian Derby at ...

Black Type for Everage

Black Type for Everage

Apr 21, 2013

What great fun Everage has been for Michael Kent - the Sydney based filly not once out of the quinella in six starts and on Saturday increasing her value with a tough victory in the Listed Keith Mackay Quality at Randwick. Raced by Kent with long time friend Craig Carmody ...

Summerbliss tackles Australian Oaks

Summerbliss tackles Australian Oaks

Apr 19, 2013

by Brad Bishop, Racing Victoria   A classy New Zealander was all that denied Mick Kent and Rick Jamieson ATC Australian Derby glory last week. The Cranbourne trainer and prominent owner/breeder, who bred Black Caviar, combined for second in the Derby with ...

Hunting a debut victory

Hunting a debut victory

Apr 18, 2013

There isn't much more fun in racing than watching your horse travelling really well a long way from home - the confidence brimming as the hands struggle to keep the binoculars still! Such was the thrill experienced by the owners of exciting filly The Huntress at Sandown ...

Vittoria sets scene for Sydney Cup

Vittoria sets scene for Sydney Cup

Apr 07, 2013

They don't come much tougher than gutsy in-form mare Vittoria who, at Moonee Valley on Saturday recorded her third victory from as many starts this campaign. A mare who has always shown promise - running third in last year's Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm - Vittoria ...

Perfect Philippi!

Perfect Philippi!

Apr 07, 2013

It was only a matter of time before things went right for exciting three-year-old Philippi and all went to plan at Rosehill on Saturday - the dashing chestnut racing away to an easy three length victory in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes. Running into trouble at each of his ...

Satellite stable at Ballarat

Satellite stable at Ballarat

Apr 05, 2013

By DAVID BREHAUT AND TIM O'CONNOR, The Courier TWO-time Ballarat Cup-winning trainer Mick Kent will set up a stable at Dowling Forest Racecourse. Kent is the latest high-profile trainer to be lured to Ballarat by its state-of-art uphill synthetic training track, ...

Vittoria Sydney bound

Vittoria Sydney bound

Apr 04, 2013

from Racing Victoria... Mick Kent has increased his Sydney presence at Rosehill for Golden Slipper Day, but another of his stable can enhance her chances of a trip north with a strong showing at Moonee Valley this Saturday. Improving staying mare Vittoria can take another ...

Pentimento charges home

Pentimento charges home

Mar 22, 2013

Promising staying mare Pentimento was back in winning for at Werribee on Friday - and in impressive winning form at that! Drifting well back from a wide gate in a 2000m ratings event, the lightly raced four-year-old gave her rivals a big start and she did have the easiest of ...